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the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restrictions on campaign contributions, restrictions on freedom of speech. so far this year, $ 522 million has been spent compared with $515 for the entire 2008 election. >> romney paid 14% in taxes last year on 13 million in income. >> obama wages war on coal. >> they blow everything out of proportion. >> reporter: in colorado alone, $47 million in five months have been spent by the romney and obama campaign. come november people here can tell the rest of the nation how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get
but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised two things in 2008. he ended the iraq war. he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with rest
romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices took part at the annual red mass in washington. the archbishop asked them to folk kiss their ruling on what is best for society rather than what is popular. >>> breaking news overnight from afghanistan. nato said three of its troops have been killed by a suicide bomber in the eastern part of the country. the attacker ran his motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. military convoy. the u.s. war reached the grim milestone with the death of an american soldier. the death toll now standing at 2,000. >>> and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered
. on campaign policy, governor romney and president obama sparring yesterday, that is how the headlines played. nicholas burns will be coming to us live from boston to take your calls. the former undersecretary of state for political affairs in the bush administration. the speech that we were referring to comes up at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. this will be at the un general assembly. we will stay with several other peaches -- speeches throughout the morning. ronald, good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. lots of republicans call in without looking at all the facts. i do not agree with obama's policies, i am a democrat, but i do agree with the fact that he is making a change, a definite change. mitt romney is not the candidate to be the next president. if he does, this country will turn into what he wants it to turn into, and that would be a business. which is not what this country is. thank you. host: more reaction to the speeches this morning from the editorial page of "the wall street journal." they have this headline, quoting the iranian president -- host: reaction from "the new york tim
. the president is facing a fierce foreign policy attack from romney right now. is this part of the romney campaign reboot we've been hearing a lot about? >> it absolutely is, zoraida. the bumps in the road quote from "60 minutes" have handed the romney campaign an opportunity to talk about something other than his tax returns or that fund-raising video where he yet sized 47% of americans. this has taken over the economy has the main thrust of the romney campaign message. they're hitting obama hard on this. for example, listen to what paul ryan, romney's running mate, had to say about obama's foreign policy yesterday while campaigning in ohio, zoraida. >> i think the president on too many occasions has deferred our foreign policy leadership to the u.n. security council, to the u.n., this means russia and china get to veto what we want to do. why do we want to give them that kind of clout over our national security interests? >> the goal here is to paint president obama as projecting weakness. ryan yesterday compared the situation in the middle east to tehran in 1979. you know, calling to m
. >>> obama will probably take mitt romney into foreign policy issue is not quite as comfortable with as president obama. >>> we will see how but those 60 million people are expected to watch. we will maybe see a shift among californians and comes to the death penalty voters will have the final sow proposition 34, the end of capital punishment showing its statistical tie on that ballot measure 45 percent with to keep capital punishment important to what to ban it well within the poll's margin of error and 13 percent of people a still undecided. we heard from supporters of the measure the last half hour and now returning to the opponents of proposition 34. >>> one of them is the cemetery district attorney who sat down with israel this morning to share his thoughts on why he thinks we should keep capital punishment and voted against proposition 34. >>> we heard the argument before the its costly and not they say it's not a deterrent and also moral questions. grit of those three reasons to just stated one of them is what people should be voting on the third one whether or not is
. >> both will spend the next few days in against prep sessions. trailing in the policy, romney may have the most on the line and his campaign is look at this debate as a chance for a game changer. abc news, washington. >>> is the debate showdown a make-or-break event for mitt romney? can president obama defend his record on the economy during his first term? that's the debate taking place this morning at 8:00 when republican new jersey governor chris christie faces off with white house senior advisor david. don't miss "this week " coming up with stephanopoulos. >>> assignments between 175 and $170 for jobs. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> critical mass events are continuing today in more than 300 cities worldwide. as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon. starting at 16th and valencia and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary ride through san francisco snarled streets during the evening commute, but there were no arrests. >>> bay area moms
romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first debate right here. beginning at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, u.s. supreme court convenes new session court-watchers call it the most important docket in a decade. at 7:00, the first thing the court will do is release a list of appeals it will not consider. legal experts say california's ban on same-sex is not likely to be on that list. if it is the 9th circuit court of appeals ruling stands and same-sex will be legal in california. >>> governor brown approved or vetoed 58 bills over the weekend. he approved a bill by senator ye that will give some juveniles sentenced to life a chance to earn parole and signed a bill requiring parents who don't want their kids immunized to sign a waiver. in addition, he vetoed legislation allowing reporters to interview specific celebrity convicts in a bill that would h
at university of denver will focus on domestic policy. romney supporters want the gop nominee to show undecided voters how he'll jump start the slow recovery. >> i think he has solutions to our economic problems and that's really what's going to help everyone in this country. >> reporter: colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama in 2008. republicans here say they've already made four times the phone calls as this time four years ago. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11 point lead when it comes to swing states like colorado. >> i feel like he actually has a plan, whereas romney i haven't seen specifics really. >> reporter: the poll also shows 56% of voters think the president will win the first debate. sunday in las vegas he tried to dial back those expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to study up for wednesday. romney will be hunkering down in denver. recent polls show mitt romney is trailing in most must win states. his team is hoping a good performance on wedne
four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this whole -- it makes me angry and it makes me frustrated and it makes me embarrassed to be part of this ignorant dumb ass class of white men! 1-866-55-press. and you know what? it's a white man's world. let's face it. things are better off today for women and better off for people of color, no doubt about it. but man you know, all -- most of the advantages in this country still go to white men. let's face it. we'll talk about it when we come back here and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: on your radio on tv the "bill press show." new on current tv. >>and now to my point. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-
opportunity. >> well, and foreign policy clearly is going to be an area where mitt romney will want to make a turn in terms of the narrative of the campaign. one other issue that is now coming into the forefront is the benghazi attack and news over the weekend that the four americans including the u.s. ambassador there who were killed according to politico, romney advisers are now split over how broadly they should hit the president over his handling of that attack. and why it took so long to acknowledge that it was an act of terrorism. while some romney advisers argue they should keep their focus on the economy, politico says plans are in the works for mitt romney to deliver a major foreign policy speech shortly after wednesday's debate. what do you think of that? you think he should do that? >> yes. i think, as i said, right after the killing, that wasn't the time to talk about this. >> right. >> now is the time, several weeks later, to talk about it. john heilemann, the lead in "the new york times," mistake in faith and security seen at libya mission before benghazi raid. response to the
continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circuit ruling stands and same-sex would once again be legal in california. >>> 5:50. spare the air day today. >> any triple digits? >> head north, head east if you want real heat, head to the coast if you want heat, used to being in the 50s going to be in mid to upper 70s warm and toasty at the coast. good morning. looking down at san francisco all the way to the east bay hills, almost unlimited visibility this morning due to the lack of cloud cover and haze. with all the clouds no need to worry about drizzl
on foreign policy. there seems to be some question within the romney camp as to whether they should even be talking about foreign policy. >> this has been an ongoing debate since the libya crisis. and in the immediate hours after that when governor romney stepped into this, his advisers said we're going to begin to prosecute this larger. if you look at that op-ed, it's not just about foreign policy. it's about american trajectory in the early part of the 21st century. governor romney brings that to the table, foreign policy, economic policy, a recovery that barely lly deserves the name. >> the force of gravity argument. the obama campaign, the president is doing better than you would expect. because of the economic -- >> every bit of historical data would tell us to expect. absolutely. >> why is that? >> we at national journal have a cover story, ask not the tactical question, who's got the better tactics. if there's something happening to the american psyche about expectations for economic growth and expectations of anyone in the political class to change their life for the better. we'
a more effective version. as we carry on george w. bush's policies. on israel i think some of the romney charges are accurate. the fact is that the president has gratuitously alienated the prime minister of israel on an issue frankly was not relevant, which was settlements. and i don't think, unlike bill clinton, and george w. bush, that this president has the kind of emotional sensitivity that think is required to create some measure of partnership with the israelis even though netanyahu is a difficult guy. on syria, look, let's be clear. we're coming off the two longest wars in american history. the last thing we need is another military adventure that isn't thought through very clearly. on iran, no matter who is president we have got big trouble coming. israelis rightly need to figure out a way to prevent iran from enriching uranium. the question is, whether or not you can do that short of war? and right now, neither barack obama nor mitt romney, nor benjamin netanyahu have answers to that. so --. >> brought us through some very important regions in the middle east and it is such a bi
. check out the wall street journey . mitt romney wrote about the president's foreign policy and how he would differ if he were in charge. here is a snippet. president obama has allowed our leadership to atropy and our economy is stuck in a rivery military facing devastating cuts and our values are misapplied and misunderstood by a president who thinks that weakness wins favor of our adversaries. hoe's talking about strength and his approach for forp policy to what he deems to be weakness . >> steve: later on in the week he will have a major foreign policy address. the gigantic problem for the military members. why are so fuve them requesting absentee ballots? . in common wealth of virginia. 117,000 members and we are just a month away from the election . why is that? >> gretchen: according to military voters project. who knows. personal responsibility and have the foresight to get the absentee ballot and knowing that you might not physically be there. is there something else going on? >> steve: part of the problem and you are right about responsiblity. it is easier for civilians to req
is the economy and domestic policy. mitt romney also looking ahead, though, to the final debate which will focus on foreign policy. there's word this morning that he's going to give a major foreign policy speech soon after that first debate. representative adam schiff is a democrat from california. he's also a member of the appropriations committee and a senior member of the intelligence committee. nice to have you, sir. thank you for being with us this morning. i want to start -- >> thank you. great to be with you. >> appreciate that. i want to start by focusing you on mitt romney's op-ed which focuses on libya. he writes this. the arab spring presented an opportunity to help move millions of people from oppression to freedom. but it also presented grave risks. we needed a strategy for success, but the president offered none. now he seeks to downplay the significance of the calamities of the past few weeks. how devastating do you think is, consering all the focus that has been on libya over the last week, how devastating do you think this is for the president? >> well, i don't think it's devast
clarified. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported as bill clinton said all they're suggesting when he's asked about this and he's the best, he made the comment, he said, what they're proposing is bush economic policies on steroids. >> now, the president also visited here in nevada, one of his local campaign offices with volunteers. he said the sessions have been so intense that it feels like homework to him, almost like cramming for a final exam. >> bill: republicans are not giving up. six electoral votes. everyone is important, right, ed? >> that's right. some of mitt romney's key surrogate have been here shadowing the president while he does debate prep. yesterday it was ann romney. i saw matt romney was appearing with marco rubio, one of the rising stars from florida. he's here to help turn out the hispanic vote in navy nevada. i sat down with him for an exclusive one on one. he said republicans should calm down about the polls. he believes that mitt romney's going to have a strong debate and he said the message should be very simple. take a listen. >
. >> reporter: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had the talent on this team to do it. and they showed it. and i think they wanted to prove it and they did. >> reporter: cabrera released a statement today saying he's disappointed to miss the play offs but is wishing his teammates the best. >>> oakland police arrested a man tonight who they say was in the process of
: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had the talent on this team to do it. and they showed it. and i think they wanted to prove it and they did. >> reporter: cabrera released a statement today saying he's disappointed to miss the play offs but is wishing his teammates the best. >>> oakland police arrested a man tonight who they say was in the process of trying to
to say the president's policies have failed or does romney need to layout in terms that americans can understand what he would do to bring this debt and deficit down? >> i think you've hit the nail on the head, he must spell out what he's going to do about this huge problem. in my opinion, what he must do is spell out how he will grow america's economy. we must grow at at least a 4% rate. if we can do that we raise the level of employment, we raise more money in taxes, we cut the deficit and if we have a long-term plan to deal with our spending, and i stress long term, that is an answer to our problems. essentially mr. romney has to tell the world how will he grow america's economy compared to the miserable rate of growth that we've had for the last three and a half years. >> reporter: it's going to be an interesting debate tomorrow night. thank you so much. the president and governor romney may be taking time off the campaign trail today for debate practice but the vice presidental candidates are not. vice president joe biden spoke to voters in charlotte, north carolina a short time
not just on what romney says are ineffectual policies like the president's healthcare law and stimulus packages, but the cost of those policies as compared to romney's own perscriptions that call for smaller less expensive government. for the president what he's going to try to do is say look, maybe things aren't so great but it is partly the fault of george w. bush and the republicans who were in office prior to the democrats taking control in 2009, so we need time to fix it, and by the way, the president will also say that he wants to increase taxes on people like mitt romney to help pay down some of that debt. >> reporter: we just put of that graphic there showing the $16 trillion of debt and there are so many digits it almost doesn't fit on the tv screen across the screen there, as you can see. but haven't americans in some way become number to astronomical numbers? how serious is this in. >> they have become number. is it the new normal this massive spilling of red ink but it raises three problems which i don't think the nation has got even to grips with yet. number one our econom
. that is what i see. >> near clearland romney tried to repair the damage, expressing empathy, claiming policies would help get them back to work. >> cutting through words you can look at record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then, you know it's time to choose a new leader. get a new coach. get america growing again. >> history says it's a must win for romney. >> and a tv you tell to change channels. and those are just some ideas out of a lab in palo alto for your smart phone or tab blet. there is at and t calls it a foundry. but it's producing new apps that tap into today's high speed wireless networks one idea started just six weeks ago. this is to use a tablet to monitor their vitals realtime. there is another promoting driver safety. there is a module rolling out parents to track speed and location from home. and parents can restrict how far their teenager can drive. >> this is studying for a teen-aged driver when there is an area if they were to leave thairnts would receive an alert. >> there is other two in texas and israel. >> most partners ar
by as much as ten points in the state. trade policy with china will be front and center today. romney claims president obama hasn't been tough enough. and this morning, the obama campaign is slamming romney for his investment in chinese companies. >>> new worries on wall street. global stocks down sharply today, partly because of growing unrest in europe. violent protests erupted in spain and greece, against severe new government spending cuts. >>> meanwhile, here at home, despite encouraging news about the housing market, investors are concerned after the federal reserve announced that he's not sure the fed's pollies will be enough to get the economy going again. >>> and the nfl and the locked out referees have reportedly returned to the bargaining table, amid the controversial call by replacement referees monday night. green bay lost that game, sort of. and now, the city's mayor has written a letter to roger goodell saying the scandal jeopardizes green bay's economy. >>> and coppertone sunscreen, will settle a lawsuit for claiming it was water-proof. >>> and whitney houston's daughter, bob
needs to be more defined in his policies, especially about the middle east. romney turned out to give the president air cover. there are serious questions about what happened in libya in the absence of security, and what is our middle east policy, but romney's missteps really have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we'll learn a lot more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney for the last six months. there's your problem. >> and it says there's a leadership vacuum. the republicans i talked to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy. this is not about ideology. this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time? that's what they are faced with. >> on this question of empathy though, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began his campaign on june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part, sending ann romney talki
in his policies, especially about the middle east. romney turned out to give the president air cover. there are serious questions about what happened in libya in the absence of security, and what is our middle east policy, but romney's missteps really have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we'll learn a lot more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney for the last six months. there's your problem. >> and it says there's a leadership vacuum. the republicans i talked to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy. this is not about ideology. this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time? that's what they are faced with. >> on this question of empathy though, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began his campaign on june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part, sending ann romney talking about his health care
foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on our tv screens. bill: governor romney will give a major foreign policy speech soon after the first debate ends. the first debate ends wednesday night, as you know. martha: marshalackburn has also criticized the white house response. she'll join us on what she thinks should happen next. we are getting reports of another homicide bombing killing 14 people, two of them americans. the bomber drove into a nato patrol. doug mcelway joins us live. it was a couple weeks ago the u.s. suspended patrols with afghan soldiers because of these insider attacks. have these joint patrols resumed now? >> reporter: they have. they resumed last thursday and the insider attacks have also resumed. not only the attack you just mentioned but also the suicide bomber attack, homicide bomber attack. the motorcycle laden with explosives drove into that marketplace. critics say this attacks reflect an obama foreign policy that refuses to acknowledge the reality on the ground. u.s. marines are tying tourniquets to their legs in hopes of surviving ied attacks before the
the president on foreign policy, right? >> they are. both mitt romney and paul ryan are making the case that the president has been unclear, lacks transparency, and seems to be reluctant to refer to the attacks in libya as terrorism. they further distance themselves, they didn't actually buy into senator john barrasso's assertion that it's a cover-up, but they're clearly upset to see they see the whole thing as further illustration of the president's inannual to assert the u.s. leadership and strength clearly around the world. watch. >> the white house and the president are continuing not to admit what their own admission is saying and i think it's pretty clear that they haven't wanted to level with the american people. look, we expect candor from the president and transparency. and he continues to refuse to acknowledge what is said by the other members of the administration. this was a terrorist attack. we were attacked apparently by al-qaeda and it's a very troubling development. >> this is part of the story of when we project weakness overseas by gutting the military, with the presid
. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound. as denver adds a new chapter to political history. and of course kron 4 will of the entire debate go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates.and uninterruppted speech... and digital 4.2 still coming up, the d.c. sniper attack it has been 10 years. we will hear from him >> welcome back. it these deadly sniper attacks were in washington d.c. 10 years ago. ed payne is more. >> these shootings terrorized this the bride. these two men shot 13 people and killed 10 people. he was only 17 years old at that time. mohammad was executed in 20 09. he was sentenced to life because they thought that he was under mohammad's control. and 10 years later he told the washington post that he has changed. >> if you look up the definition. >> they chose their victims at random and shot them from the trunk from a car. now they want to speak out to the victims of the families. >> i am sorry. >> i am sorry. th
to be increasing his lead over mitt romney. is that because at heart voters don't really vote on foreign policy, or is it because they don't think romney is any more credible than the president on foreign policy matters? >> well, actually, gregg, if you start looking closely at some of those interim polls -- internal polls, if you start looking specifically at the question about job approval on handling of national security and foreign policy issues, over the last couple of weeks president obama's numbers have really steadily dropped -- gregg: but only 4% say they vote on such matters. >> well, that may be the case, but it is an overall picture when voters go to the polls. we understand we're in a war whether we want to see it clearly or not, we are in a war, and we're not just voting for an economic steward or president, we're also voting for a commander in chief. there was a brand new national bloomberg poll released today, gregg, that actually shows governor romney leading president obama on the issue of terrorism by six points. gregg: julie, we know now that within 24 hours of this 9/11 att
-ed talking about his view on foreign policy. there seems to be some question within the romney camp as to whether they should even be talking about foreign policy. >> this has been an ongoing debate since the libya crisis and there were, in the immediate hours after that when governor romney stepped into this, we'll prosecute this larger global argument against the president's foreign policy mishandling the arab spring. it's been weeks now until this op-ed appears. it's not just about foreign policy it's about america's trajectory in the 21st policy. those kind of things you pull that argument together this race might look different on thursday. >> one last point the force of gravity argument, the obama campaign, the president is doing better than you would expect because of the economic -- >> historical data would tell us to expect. >> why is that? >> we at national journal have a cover story, who has the better tact something happening to the american psyche about expectations for american growth and the political class to change their life for the better. we concluded we diminish
, be more defined in policies especially about the middle east. romney gave the president air cover. there are serious questions what happened in libya and absence of security and what's our middle east policy. but romney's missteps have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we will learn more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney the last six months. >> also says a leadership vacuum, republicans i talk to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy, not about ideology, this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time. that's what they're facing. >> on the question of empathy, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began the campaign june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part. by sending ann romney out, talking about the health care plan in massachusetts, how that covered more people than not, can he change the
that and start talking about the policies. the policies are ones where i hope that governor romney is able to point out the things that president obama has said that, if the economy doesn't get better, if jobs don't get better, he doesn't deserve a second term. we still have those issues in ohio and pennsylvania, where although ohio has improved some of its unemployment, we still have concerns about manufacturing, about steel, about health care issues, about energy, which are grave concerns in both of those states. and they have to be addressed by both candidates. >> right. and this memo, by beth myers, senior adviser, highlights some of that which you just said. but she says things like, he's a universally acclaimed public speaker, he has substantial debate experience, he's a uniquely gifted speaker. all speaking about president obama. the memo goes on to say that he's been in eight presidential debates compared to -- which i guess would be five with hillary clinton and three with -- with john mccain. but this, of course, would be the very first debate for -- for governor romney. the cyni
world. on monday mitt romney criticized u.s. policy towards iran and the middle east, saying it should not be conducted at the mercy of events overseas. >>> wildfires out west have turned deadly as crews battling the destructive blazes in southern california recovered the body of a man who ignored orders to evacuate. dozens of homes have been destroyed as fire fighters battle wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, fanning the flames. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. a los angeles judge has ordered a review of singer chris brown's community service restraining orders it make sure he didn't violate his probation for the 2009 beating of his then girlfriend rihanna. oddly rihanna tweeted her support, praying for you, baby. my best wishes are with you. the judge gave brown a pass on a failed marijuana test noting that he had a prescription for medical usage and that mandatory drug testing was not part of his sentence. >>> well, this taxi cab fight on the streets of new york is going viral. it's not unusual to see rush hour disputes
a cartoon. mitt romney -- the u.s. should immediately bomb england. foreign policy with mitt romney. this is a cartoon that i had in my comic strip. we each have these -- i do not know. i am not sure if best and -- i promised i would not miss up your comic strip. we each do a comic strip so we are lucky as far as editorial cartoons. good to use the other side of our brands to read comics. i have been accused of making my way to political. this is my 9/11 tribute. it actually was originally a long strip. you have to turn your head to see it. i made it into an editorial cartoon. here is mitt romney having a candlelight vigil for osama bin laden. this is a cartoon i did the year after 9/11 about maybe some of the causes behind 9/11. this is also the year after 911. i call it the twin tepees. it marks the genocide that has happened. it was a reaction to some of the more excess of chest beating about 9/11. we never remember the other tragedies that have been on american soil. i do not really have anything to say about this. [laughter] i think the ladies and know what i am talking about.
says at this point, romney and obama advisers are style over substance. >> the debates that have changed people's mind are about physical characteristics and mannerisms in the modernage and not substance of policy issues. >> reporter: both have challenges, the president needs to keep his answers short to avoid sounding like the professor heas before the white house. romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> all right. >> talking about the whole style not substance. style? >> style is important. and particularly just likability, what people feel like they, they feel lik they have a comfort zone with you. it's important. >> i don't think any body has prepared more so than mitt romney. expecting 50 million to 60 million eyeballs. >> how many zingers stuffed in their coat. got the zinger. bang. >> pull it out, boom. >> good sound bites coming up. >> as chris christie said. he is going to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. >> yes. >> okay. one way to put it. >> the first of three debates between the tw
of college today can't find a job or a college level job. on both fronts, this president's policies have not worked for the young people of america. >> their first debate happens on wednesday. the romney team is downplaying expectations. romney advisor beth myers distributes this memo explaining why the president is probably going to do better. she says that president obama is one of the most talented political communicateors in modern history. this will be his eighth one-on-one presidential debate and romney's first. the president will use his ample rhetorical gifts to attack romney. obama won the debates against john mccain if 2008 by double digits. it is not just the romney team that is trying to lower expectations. check out what obama's senior campaign advisor said recently. >> look, mitt romney, i think, has an advantage because he has been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. he even bragged that he was declared the winner in 16 of those debates. so i think in that sense having been through this much more recently than president obama, i think he starts
obama and i both care about poor, working class families, the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and despite relentless criticism of obama care, romney touted how his own health care overhaul in massachusetts helped families. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance, i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> reporter: still, president obama is furiously working to frame his opponent as out of touch. again, keying in on romney's comments seemingly dismissing 47% of americans who pay no income tax. >> i don't believe we are going to get very far if we've got leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who don't take responsibility for their own lives. >> reporter: less than a week to the first presidential debate which some have cast as romney's make or break moment. he urges the voters to consider mr. obama's actions not his words. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe
-to-head in the same battleground states. romney greeted world war ii veterans and told voters his policies will make their lives better. president obama, meanwhile, addressed a crowd at bowling green, university. addressing romney's comments that 47% of americans see themselves as victims. >>> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange for us. and staggering new figures about student loan debt. >> that's right, good morning, natalie. college student loan debt is now hitting new record highs as both tuition costs and enrollment continues to rise. nearly 1 in 5 american households is saddled with this student loan debt burden. the average is up to an average of $27,000. meantime, europe once again, the top worry for u.s. markets against the backdrop of protests in both athens and madrid, the major averages still about a gain for the week, though the dow still is on track for the 11th monthly gain in the last 12, the quarter ends this week. >> courtney reagan, thanks. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round-up of what has you talking online. an outrageous father/daughter story.
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